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Mike Barnhardt, Author at clemmonscourier

Opinion

10 to Win! Initiative aims to support Davie educators 

It was an old stone building, on a side street in the sleepy little town of Mocksville. But it scared me half to death. I’m ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

WWII veteran Tom Ferebee a true hero

Sometimes, this job does have its perks. I’ve met presidential candidates Bob Dole and Al Gore. I’ve played golf with Patrick Duffy and Bill Smitrovich. ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:00 am

Local News

Mocksville, Clemmons fire departments take part in training

By Mike Barnhardt Davie County Enterprise Record Safety first. Jay Kimura, plant manager for The Andersons facility on Industrial Boulevard in Mocksville, stresses that every ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:41 am

Opinion

Editorial: Virus can’t stop the true joy of summer 

The summer of 2020. Will we ever be able to forget it? Wearing a face mask in the sweltering heat is no fun. Heck, wearing ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Superintendent, school system doing their best 

Kudos to Jeff Wallace and his team at the Davie County School System. Admittedly, I was skeptical when he was named superintendent. It looked like ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Police dept. in the news for wrong reason 

Mocksville Town Manager Matt Settlemyer could take a lesson from Terry Bralley. Way back in the mid-1980s, Bralley, the current economic developer for Davie County, ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Humor quickly fading from coronavirus 

It was easy to write a humorous column about the toilet paper shortage in early April. The shortage is still going on. It’s not funny ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Help the police; old buildings; and old bodies

Lock your cars at night, folks. And be aware of the goings on in your own neighborhood. Last week, several areas of Davie County and ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Missing baseball and wondering about unions

I miss baseball. To be specific, I miss watching the Atlanta Braves on television. I’m sure my Yankee friends feel the same about their team. ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Say it, white people: black lives matter

Black lives matter. There. I said it. If you’re white, you should say it, too. Out loud. Write it down and put it on your ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Pandemic just a roadblock for Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 is something special. Forty-four years from now, I bet they’ll remember waiting in their cars to get a diploma, taking classes ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Yearning for some more live music

So we’re in another phase of reopening the economy from the coronavirus. More businesses are open. More could open, but aren’t. We only hope it’s ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Let’s get Goss marker corrected

U.S Marine Lance Cpl. James Spurgeon Goss was a hero. The young man had a tough home life growing up in Davie County, but he ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Can staying at home cause hallucinations?

Has Roy Cooper had a haircut recently? I tend to be on the yes side. Others say he’s bushier than before in the back, and ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial — Davie loses two of its finest residents

Two of the people who have made Davie County great have left us over the past couple of weeks. Both held special places in my ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Our lives filled with ‘new normals’

They say we’re in for a new normal when governments start easing coronavirus restrictions. A new normal? I’ve been dealing with that all of my ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Songwriting master dies from COVID-19

On Tuesday, April 7, I was doing what I normally do during this coronavirus quarantine — sitting on my patio, enjoying a cold one, smelling ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

How much toilet paper has Burr stockpiled?

I wonder how much toilet paper Richard Burr has stocked up at home. One roll, two rolls, 200 rolls? You know Richard Burr. He’s our ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, April 9, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Barbers, beauticians really are essential

As I said last week, don’t panic, we’re all in this together. I keep saying that to myself over and over. After Monday’s announcement that ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Don’t panic, we’re all in this together

We’re all in this together, folks. Black and white, Muslim and Christian, Republican and Democrat. We’re all in this together. It’s somewhat understandable about the ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Interracial couple may have been first in state

Omelia Diane Farrington Garner didn’t grow up in Davie County, but she spent quite a bit of time here visiting her aunt, the late Lillian ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Open meetings should be goal of all boards

It seems that every candidate for office promises to have an open door. They want to hear from their constituents on just about every issue. ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

John Butero a good man; crosswalk woes

He was a good man. How could any one of us want anything more to be said after we’re gone. In fact, it’s said a ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:00 am

Local News

Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

By the president of the United States of America, a proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Remembering local heroes from WWI

Sept. 29, 1918 was a big day for Allied Forces fighting in World War I. They broke through the Hindenburg line, pretty much spelling defeat ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Mocksville right to close streets for Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner. It’s my favorite holiday. No, I don’t really care about being scared. I really don’t care about going through ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Should prescription medications be widely advertised?

I wonder if Richard Nixon would approve. He started the war on drugs, you know. If you spend any amount of time at all watching ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:00 am

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